Hospital at Fort Klamath - 1888


Hospital at Fort Klamath - David C. Herrin

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This rare photo shows the Hospital at Fort Klamath two years before the fort was closed in 1890. From a boudoir card photo by David C. Herrin, who at that time had his studio in Medford. Thanks to Todd Kepple, manager of the Klamath County Museum, who helped us identify the building. Detail view 1 shows a military man and a fellow in an apron, who I first thought was a cook. Now that we know it's a hospital, it's possible he was an orderly.

Fort Klamath was established in 1863, and was an important Army post during conflicts with the Klamath, Modoc, and Northern Paiute tribes. The fort consisted of more than 50 buildings, including a sawmill. It was closed when local settlers no longer needed protection, and the 14th Infantry Regiment was moved to Vancouver Barracks.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1313
Photographer David C. Herrin
Location Klamath County
Subject Military, Military Buildings
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.5 x 7.8 inches
Photographer's Number No